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This Cadillac Hearse Has Good Looks and Value
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Thursday, January 03, 2019


When you go to a funeral directors convention, you will always see interesting automobiles at the expo. The 2018 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) convention had plenty of hearses, flower cars, limousines, party vans, and other specialized vehicles on display.

Cadillac Hearse at 2018 NFDA
Kensington model Cadillac hearse

In this video, Nathan Hurst, VP of Sales and Marketing with SVG Specialty Vehicle Group, points out the features of their Kensington model Cadillac hearse at the NFDA expo.

“This model, which came out last year, has taken off very well,” said Hurst. “It fits a niche for a funeral home that maybe isn’t looking for all the bells and whistles on a car. It’s more of a Plain Jane that gets the job done… and it’s a good attention-getter.”

While one gets the sense that the roof is higher than usual, it actually isn’t. The long limousine style windows makes the car look larger. The windows also allow a better view of the casket inside.

“Traditionally, most cars like this that will have the window glass are considered a higher-priced car. This is not,” explained Hurst. “So we’re giving a few benefits that you might not get on a lower priced car.”

The Kensington also comes with a rear camera, which is so important when you are backing up a large vehicle! And there’s an emergency lock-out feature, a discreet way to access the driver’s side door should you somehow get locked out during a service. These vehicles also have OnStar service.

In funeral industry parlance, these vehicles are also called coaches. Recognizing the meteoric rise in cremation rates, this model includes an urn holder for cremated remains. Many hearses have added urn holders as a feature.

You can find out more at www.SVGVehicles.com.

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Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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